Opinion

Can Libya survive yet more U.S. assistance?

Libyan Express

Arab News Daesh is losing ground and income from sales of oil in both Syria and Iraq. Foreign fighters have had their wages cut by half. Under pressure from US-led coalition, Russian and Syrian regime bombs and renewed resistance from local populations, the group is eying the area around the...

Last chance for peace in Libya

Libyan Express

  The Star True story: when the panic took hold in Benghazi five years ago as Muammar Qadhafi’s armour bore down toward the epicentre of the fledgling Libyan rebellion, cynicism was quick to follow. “It’s all because of the oil,” one desperate Libyan hospital administrator...

Libya’s credit crunch

Fayruz Abdulhadi

It takes sifting through very little economic data on Libya to realize that the country’s most underutilized and valuable existing resource isn’t underground – oil reserves – but very visibly above ground: the banks. Specifically, 15 commercial banks and four specialized credit...

Can we be optimistic about Libya’s future?

Najwa Bin Wahibah

Two years after the end of the 2011 uprising, the new Libya is still in the making and still suffers from instability and violence. The past few weeks have seen continued violence in various places, including Tripoli. On 8 June, clashes between protesters and militia in Benghazi left at least 30...